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Florence Pugh Opens Up About Her Struggles With Anxiety And Body Shaming

Florence Pugh, the star of Little Women and Black Widow, has revealed that she secretly suffered from anxiety after finding fame and fame in Hollywood. In an honest and candid interview with Vogue Australia, the 25-year-old actress also shared how she was discouraged from pursuing her dream of acting by her school teachers and how she faced body shaming from studio executives when she was a teenager.

Pugh, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role as Amy March in Little Women, said that she developed anxiety after the film’s success and then being forced to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. She said that she felt “very lost and very alone” and that she had to learn how to cope with her emotions. She said that she found solace in cooking, gardening, and spending time with her boyfriend, actor Zach Braff.

Pugh also opened up about how she was body shamed by studio executives when she was 19 years old, after she starred in the TV series The Falling. She said that they told her to lose weight and that they made her feel like acting was a massive mistake. She said that she was “completely broken” by the experience and that it took her a long time to heal from it. She said that she is now more confident and comfortable in her own skin and that she does not let anyone dictate how she should look or act.

Pugh also revealed that she faced discouragement from her school teachers when she wanted to become an actress. She said that they told her that acting was not a realistic or stable career choice and that she should focus on academics instead. She said that she was “very angry” and “very rebellious” and that she proved them wrong by landing her first film role at the age of 17.

Pugh, who is currently filming the Apple TV+ series The Wonder with Tom Burke, said that she is grateful for the opportunities and challenges that acting has given her. She said that she loves playing complex and flawed characters who are not afraid to be themselves. She said that she hopes to inspire other young girls who want to pursue their passions and dreams.

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